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Herb Science Group’s Letter Regarding Low Dosage in Echinacea Trial Published in New England Journal of Medicine

ABC Receives Inaugural Weil Foundation Grant

ABC Launches Second Online Course

Enhanced Herb Guide Accredited Through 2008: Free CME for Physician
(Members receive 50% off of all ABC Publications)

Give the gift that lasts all year!

December 2: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: an Evidence Based Overview for the Health Care Provider. Uniondale, New York. A morning plenary session includes topics ranging from interpreting evidence in journal articles regarding CAM, new paradigms for healing, and medico-legal and ethical issues. The afternoon will consist of workshops focusing on the techniques and evidence for various CAM therapies including massage, imagery, energy medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture and herbs and supplements.  Mark Blumenthal will present two lectures: "Herb Market Update: What's Happening in the Herb Market with Sales Trends, Consumer Attitudes, New Herbal Products, Legal and Regulatory Developments and Media Coverage" and "Negative Outcomes for Clinical Trials on Herbs and Phytomedicines: Media Reports and Public Perceptions - A Crisis in Consumer Confidence." CME and CEU credits are being offered through the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. For more information call the Department of Professional and Public Health Education at 516-465-2500.

Dear ABC Member,

This issue of HerbalEGram is full of end of the year stories including news covering awards, studies and regulations within the herbal community.  ABC has been in the news too with a letter to the editor that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and as the recipient of one of the inaugural Weil Foundation Grants.  And, as always, new issues of HerbalGram and HerbClip deliver the news, summaries and reviews that you need to stay in the know.

Also, if you’re still looking for a present for that person who has just about everything, think about giving them gift that lasts all year: a membership to the American Botanical Council!

Thank you so much for your continued support.

Sincerely,

The Staff of the American Botanical Council

HerbalGram

You can find articles from the latest issue of HerbalGram here http://www.herbalgram.org/herbalgram/.

HerbClip

The current HerbClip bin was released on 11/30/05. Two samples have been made available online to all members:

Clinical Trial Examines Spirulina's Cytokine Production in Hay Fever Sufferers

Effects of Green Tea on Low-Density-Lipoprotein Concentrations in Healthy Subjects

The HerbClip Educational Mailing Service is published twice monthly and provides hardcopies of reviews/summaries along with the original articles (in most cases). This unique educational benefit is available at the Sponsor Member level. For more information, please contact Aileen Truax at the Development Department or by phone at 512-926-4900.